Interesting Facts about Mexico

Interesting Facts about Mexico

  1. Burritos and tacos

this is a national and very popular food here, based on cakes made from corn, wheat and even cactus flour. The second component is meat, chicken or vegetables and, of course, beans or beans, all seasoned with hot chili sauce.

  1. Fresh juices

as well as various soft drinks sold on every corner, very cheap, but be careful – ice is generously put there or diluted with water of unknown origin

  1. Fruit on the streets

sold already peeled and cut, in plastic bags. Before selling, they are offered to sprinkle with chili powder and sugar on top – for those who like it hotter.

  1. Homemade ice cream

which can be found on sale, is sold without packaging, and what seems to be chocolate chips may turn out to be chili peppers. Even when buying ice cream, you need to clarify – “but spicy pliz.”

  1. Tequila (full name Santiago de Tequila)

this is the name of the Mexican city in which the main production of the drink of the same name is located.

  1. Blue Agave

This is the plant from which Tequila is made, contrary to popular belief that it is made from cacti. The blue agave belongs to the asparagus family and looks like a small bush with thorns, which is probably why the stereotype about cacti appeared.

  1. Tequilero

it’s called a tequila specialist.

  1. Popular local sweets

pastille from apple and other fruits – in the form of toffee and in the form of cubes; coconut candied in lime; sweet beans with chili peppers in the form of chuchkhela.

  1. Boiled corn

is also a popular delicacy here – you can buy the cob whole or already peeled in a glass. The seller, in addition to corn, adds salt and mayonnaise to the glass, sprinkles it with cheese and squeezes lime juice onto all this mess. And for the cob and for the cup the price is the same – a little more than a dollar.

  1. Corn

here, in general, a universal product – it is eaten raw, boiled and grilled, it is used to make cakes, stew, yogurt and even corn ice cream with pieces of corn.

  1. Meat

in the villages it is often sold without refrigerators – despite the heat, it just hangs on a hook.

  1. In large supermarkets, sellers work in gauze bandages.
  2. Mexican Groupon

it is very developed in large cities – interesting offers are often found, discount lovers will like promotions.

  1. Sand on the Caribbean coast

coral origin – very small, white and almost does not heat up. In 40 degree heat, you can safely walk on it barefoot.

  1. Water in the Caribbean

very warm, about 25-28 degrees all year round.

  1. Underwater Museum

with four hundred sculptures located at a depth of 2 to 10 meters is located near Cancun. It will surely appeal to divers who are bored with tropical fish and coral reefs.

  1. Beaches

Cancun and Tulum are among the top 10 beaches in the world according to TripAdvisor.

  1. Cenotes

these are natural wells or small lakes that the Mayans used as sources of water and places for sacrifices, they will definitely appeal to snorkelers. According to, most of the cenotes are located in caves with many bizarre stalactites and stalagmites. The water there is crystal clear and pleasantly cool, good for relaxing from the heat outside.

  1. Iguanas

different colors and sizes are very common in the villages and small towns of Mexico.

  1. In official taxis

in Mexico City, a state license with a photo of the driver is required to hang on the glass. To avoid misunderstandings, it is recommended to check the photo with the one who is driving.

  1. Taxi in Mexico City

different security classes. The safer – the more expensive, but in general it is quite cheap. For 3-4 people, it is often more profitable to take a taxi than to use public transport.

  1. Cost of local calls

from a pay phone does not depend on the duration of the call. For example, an unlimited landline call will cost 3 pesos (25 cents).

  1. Mexico City is in the mountains

at an altitude of 2240 m, so if you are flying from the coast or flat parts, get ready to put on a sweater or jacket when you exit the airport. During the day it is warm here, and in the morning and in the evening it is quite cool.

  1. Metro

in the capital of 20 million is relatively uncrowded, even at rush hour.

  1. Designation with a picture

in addition to the name, each metro station has – this is done specifically for those who cannot read.

  1. Bicycle parking

there are at some metro stations – many people get to the station by bike, hang it on special handrails in the lobby in front of the turnstiles and then go by metro.

  1. Many merchants

can be found in the metropolitan subway – both spread out their goods in the passages, and moving along the cars. With funny howling voices, similar to a church priest singing psalms, they offer to buy a variety of goods – food, clothes, shoes, souvenirs, etc.

  1. Music CD sellers

noticeable, or rather audible most of all. They enter the car with a backpack speaker on their backs and turn on a CD with hits in such a way that they can hear at the next station.

  1. Free bike rental

a special city program for tourists operates in Mexico City. Bicycle points are located close to many attractions.

  1. Metrobus

this is a special type of transport in the capital, something between the metro and the bus. Outwardly, this is a bus, but it consists of two parts and travels, most often, along a dedicated lane. The entrance to it is carried out through turnstiles at specially equipped stops.

Interesting Facts about Mexico